BGS digital data download (Zipped Archive 11.2 MB)
DiGMapGB data at 1:625 000 scale covering the whole of Great Britain are made available for download here in ESRI®; and MapInfo® formats. These DiGMapGB-625 data can be used free of charge for all uses, including commercial use. All other DiGMapGB data are available in many scales and formats, and for commercial use purposes are supplied strictly under licence on request.
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Separate bedrock geology and superficial deposits themes are made available. The data are packaged in zip files. Download the files you require and unzip their contents to a specified directory on your machine. Before downloading, please read our software disclaimer.
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